I've always enjoyed watching the behind-the-scenes views of plays and movies. I loved to imagine what it would be like to have that view of something that looked so well put together, to view it as a thousand strings instead of a finely-woven cloth.
Benefit feels the same way to me. The first several years that I came to benefit, it was amazing to watch people doing exactly the right thing at the right time, like some choreographed metronome That's not to say there weren't hiccups, only that I didn't see them. I came as observer to watch the finished project. I saw the cloth, not the strings.
As I became more involved with benefit, I glimpsed more of the details that tie the whole event together. Many phone calls asking for commitments of time. Many letters sent out. Many discussions of who is doing what and how they intend to do it. Many meetings with people who need help figuring how they can make their part of the benefit run smoothly.
These are the threads, the behind-the-scenes work that is happening right now. This is the reaching out to our giving community that makes our benefit and our Home a success.
Thank you for supporting and blessing our Home.
I hope you have Benefit 2019 on your calendar! August 23-24.
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